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Benzine

Director: Sarra Abidi
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The film deals with the issue of immigration from the point of view of those who are left behind, not the immigrants themselves.
The film world premiered at the Dubai International Film Festival and won two awards at the at the Luxor African Film Festival.
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2017/ Tunisia90 min/ Drama
SYNOPSIS
The film follows the heart-rending story of parents who have been left behind by their only son. For nine months, they haven’t heard anything from or about him since he moved to Italy.
CAST
Ali Yahyaoui
Sondos Belhassen
Jamel Chandoul
Fatma Ben Saidane
CREW
Screenwriter: Sarra Abidi
DOP: Ali Ben Abdallah
Editor: Arbi Ben Ali
Sarah Zaanoun
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Production Company(ies)
Synergy Productions
Producer(s)
Ali Ben Abdallah
film festivals
film festivals Dubai International Film Festival, UAE
film festivals Malmo Arab Film Festival, Sweden
film festivals Beirut International Women Film Festival, Lebanon
film festivals Women Make Waves International Film Festival, Taiwan
film festivals Festival International du Film d'Aubagne, France
film festivals Imagine This Women's International Film Festival, USA
film festivals Internationales Frauenfilmfestival Dortmund, Germany
film festivals Festival Cinéma Méditerranéen Tétouan, Morocco
film festivals Milan International Film Festival, Italy
film awards
film awards Radwan El Kashef Award for the Best African Film and Best Artistic Contribution Award for Sondos Belhassen at the Luxor African Film Festival, Egypt
Quotes
“Unlike the majority of immigration stories, “Benzine” unfolds from the perspective of the people left behind.” Variety, Alissa Simon